“We’d been having a sort of tacit conversation about it for a couple years. Then one day, his sister, who already knew, was teasing him about having a crush on a boy at school. And I heard him say: ‘Well, maybe it’s true!’ So I said: ‘Son, we’ve never really talked about this. Are you gay?’ And even though he was 6’4″, he came over to me, curled up in my lap and just sobbed and sobbed. It was one of the most beautiful moments of my life, actually.”
Picture and text: Humans of New York
This post by Humans of New York brought me to tears (I’ve been crying a lot lately), and I believe it’s so tender, so peaceful, so beautiful, a dad creating a loving, reassuring space for his son.
How many times we need it, isn’t? Just a safe space to be ourselves. Have you been creating this sacred space in your life, for yourself and for others? This is not a commandment, it’s just to remember you how important it is. I need to practice it so much more in my life. This blog for me is like a sacred space, where I can share myself with dignity and receive also so much from my few, but awesome readers. I just love everything about this blog.
We will expand our beautiful selves for ever. How can you create a loving, safe space for you, just like this dad did?